1. You already have a working iPhone
Presumably, you have already bought the “groundbreaking” iPhone 4s that was released last year or you have an even more “outdated” version. It does not matter nowadays, when even some celebrity pets have iPhones, and if you decide to invest in a newer version you’ll be nothing more than a follower rather than an early-adopter and a leader in smartphone fashion.
2. Apple Is The Top 1%
If you are even slightly familiar with the Occupy Wall Street Movement you’d probably know that the most important complaint of the poor 99% is that multi-billion corporations are suffocating the American economy. Lobbying against environmental regulations and self-serving tax laws as well as outsourcing jobs overseas have never been a more pressing problem. Guess what, Apple is one of these corporations and by buying an iPhone you are supporting it immensely.
3. Extremely Expensive For What It Is
The iPhone 5 currently costs a little over $650 for the 16gb version without any other important accessories that go with it whatsoever. If you compare it to other smartphones which contain similar hardware you will find out that it is largely overpriced. The fundamental differences between the iPhone and its competitors exist to make the device perform worse on the market, not better. If you buy an iPhone you will not only overpay but you will also have to pay on top to network operators and eventually replace your “outdated” version with a new one down the road.
4. Not Actually That Great As A working Phone
The iPhone is not and has never been great at being just a phone. Ever since the early dawn of the iPhone era the Apple smartphones scored non-impressively on actually being phones serving the basic necessities of the users. That’s a pretty lousy work for such a costly piece of innovative machinery.
5. Environmental Impact of E-Waste
The consumer electronics companies worldwide have been scrutinized for their devastating negative impact on the environment. Let’s say that of the millions of people who buy the new versions of iPhone as soon as they are released, only 25% actually make the effort to recycle their old smartphone. Most of the folk prefer to throw it in the thrash or stuff it in a drawer somewhere. Most companies like Apple just pack the old devices into huge containers and ship them somewhere in Africa for processing were they are either burned or buried.